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UPCOMING DEADLINES:

Glimmer Train  glimmertrain

Short Story Award for New Writers (1st place – $2,500): Deadline October 31.

 

 

 

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Literary Events in Philadelphia area

Calendar sourced from…

Local LIT•  SINCE 2002    

Literary events & resources in the Philadelphia area — and beyond


10/23/2017

ALICE McDERMOTT 

JANET BENTON, author of Lilli de Jong, will discuss and read from her novel, answer questions, and sign books. Event is free and open to the public.

10/28/2017

JENNIFER WEINER

10/31/2017

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CARMEN MACHADO (r) AND JENNY ZHANG

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11/01/2017

 ROBIN BLACK

 LIZ MOORE. Photo by Olivia Valentine

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: ROBIN BLACK and LIZ MOORE

Local writers Robin Black (If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, Life Drawing, Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing And Life Collideand Liz Moore (The Unseen World, The Words of Every Song, Heft) discuss the responsibilities, perils, challenges, and importance of making art during politically turbulent times. Is there room for creativity that doesn’t directly address today’s headlines? Is it possible to be a political writer who never writes about politics? Is, as has been claimed, the personal political, so that examinations of such things as family life, of romance, play a crucial social role even in times of strife? Looking at the works of others, at the broader literary debate, and at their own internal processes, these two novelists will explore these issues and more — and will answer any questions you may have. General Admission $15. Seating is limited; advance registration is strongly recommended.

11/02/2017

A Conversation with DAVID DALEY

11/02/2017

  
TA-NEHISI COATS, author of the 2015 National Book Award winner Between the World and Me, talks about his newest work,  We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy. AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT. IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS AVAILABLE.

11/03/2017

Jennifer Eganauthor of A Visit from the Goon Squad which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award,  talks about her new historical fiction novel, Manhattan Beach. Carmen Maria Machado, an artist in residence at the university of Pennsylvania whose work has been nominated forthe Nebula Award and a Shirley Jackson Award, will talk about her new book Her Body and Other Stories.

MSNBC’s CHRIS MATTHEW

11/04/2017

A CONVERSATION WITH Screenwriter ALEC SOKOLOW

11/05/2017

JEFFREY EUGENIDES

11/06/2017

A lunch talk with BEN YAGODA

BOOK LAUNCH for SPLICED by JOHN McGoranhis new “near future” science fiction novel. YOU ARE INVITED. This event is free but registration is required.

Nikki Giovanni 

11/07/2017

ON ELIE WIESEL: ALAN ROSEN AND AL FILREIS IN CONVERSATION

11/08/2017

DAN RATHER

11/10/2017

ISABEL ALLENDE

11/11/2017

 JAMES McBRIDE (author of one of Local LIT editor’s Kathye Fetsko Petrie’s favorite memoirs,The Color of WaterFive-Carat Soul.) introduces and reads from his first short story collection,

 

 

 

 

 

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